ditosdad
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LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:29 pm

I am looking to get a LED headlight upgrade kit for my newly purchased 2017 Leaf SV. My question are there two separate bulbs for the high and low beams? Or is it just one bulb for both high/low beam? Any recommendation on a certain brand based off of personal experience?

alozzy
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 pm

Have a look at this huge thread, lots of info there...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=2773&hilit=LED+headlights
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
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Loving my first BEV :D

ditosdad
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Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:41 pm

Thanks, but I couldn't find the info I am looking for.

LeftieBiker
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Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:06 pm

The stock halogen bulbs are standard high/low combination. If the car has the LED high beam option, that's two bulbs per light.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

ditosdad
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Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:42 pm

Great that was my question! My SV doesn't have the LEDs. So I would just need one bulb for each Light fixture?

Phatcat73
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Leaf Number: 401511
Location: Buffalo Grove, Il

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:06 pm

2016 SV; purchased 20-Jan-17, <5k, 98% SOH; 01-Apr-17
2013 SV; purchased 6-March-13 44k, 81% SOH; 3-Apr-17
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 19k, 83% SOH; 30-Mar-17
(LD storage) 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2), 101k

LeftieBiker
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Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:12 pm

ditosdad wrote:Great that was my question! My SV doesn't have the LEDs. So I would just need one bulb for each Light fixture?


Yes, probably. I used a drop-in set of Philips X-Treme Power halogen bulbs. Slight improvement, but the high beams are half the reason why I won't buy another current generation Leaf.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

gshepherd
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Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:55 pm

North American LEAF 2016 SV uses H13 dual filament halogen (high and low beam in one bulb). Presumably this is the same for 2017.

I retrofitted Hoshi Automotive H13 LED kits in my 2016 SV with excellent results. They are self contained and basically plug and play. They are not DOT certified, however the beam pattern once properly leveled and adjusted is very clean and even with a sharp cutoff.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DJWRECC
2016 LEAF SV

BillHolz
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Leaf Number: 322345
Location: Norfolk, VA

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:59 am

I use these on my 2015 SV: https://www.Amazon.com/8000LM-Bright-Br ... -4f4e-bd...

They work great. The cooling fans do make more noise than the VSP.
2015 SV no QC

powersurge
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Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: LED Headlight kit 2017 Leaf SV

Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:25 am

I really don't like the idea of a cooling fan that can fail and burn out your headlights.. don't they make these with a heat sink instead??

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